Institutional Real Estate Americas

August 2008 Vol. 20 No. 8

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From the Current Issue


Expanded Horizons: Institutional Investors Take Advantage of an Ever-growing Menu of Products and Strategies

Not so long ago, institutional real estate investors rarely strayed from a basic diet of domestic core office, retail, industrial and multifamily. But their appetites and tastes have expanded dramatically in recent years. Today’s investors have broadened their horizons to include many new strategies across equity and debt, public and private. They’re participating in joint ventures and funds of funds, going global in a big way, investing in niche strategies and infrastructure, and exploring newer instruments such as real estate derivatives.


Shop Talk: A Conversation with Mark Obrinsky

Following its latest survey of institutional investors, the National Multi Housing Council (NMHC) announced the apartment market, for the time being at least, continues to show signs of steady fundamentals despite the currently weak economy and tightening financial markets. Rachel Speirs, assistant editor of The Institutional Real Estate Letter, spoke with Mark Obrinsky, NMHC’s chief economist and one of the report’s co-authors, about the report’s findings and the current state of the multifamily housing sector.

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